What’s missing from this photo?

George Davy's mannequin garden
At first, you might not notice anything missing from this photo, but if you were walking past it regularly, you’d notice the absence of the mannequins. I’ve written about them lots of times, but they’ve been missing for a few weeks now, and there’s a good reason. The man responsible for the mannequin scenes, George Davy, passed away a few weeks ago. He was allowed to add his mannequins on this plot of land instead of the roundabout (for purported health and safety reasons of crossing onto the roundabout from the road). Apparently, he cheekily extended the area little-by-little, leaving some of the villagers less than impressed. However, the turnout for his funeral was large, and I’m sure that both he and his scenes will be missed. Nobody seems to know what will happen to his little plot of mannequin land, but it looks like its short era has come to an end. RIP, George Davy, and thanks for bringing a bit of fun to St Jean de Sixt.


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2 comments on “What’s missing from this photo?
  1. Emm says:

    Aaaah, that is touching… It is nice that so many people attended his funeral but I bet they were glad to remove the mannequins.

  2. Wendy says:

    Yeah, I think so, Emm. Part of the garden just out of shot on the left has already been dismantled but the rest still remains and seems to be well-cared for for now at least.

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